Topics: Chassis, Air Frame, Vehicle Dynamics
Participants will receive the Bosch Automotive Handbook and The Automotive Chassis: Engineering Principles by Reimpell, Stoll and Betzler.
This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this course, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate and the $5 participant CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.
By attending this course, you will be able to:
Automotive engineers and quality professionals who work in product design, testing, quality, process or development will benefit from attending.
Participants should have an undergraduate engineering degree and some exposure to vehicle dynamics.
"The Instructor and seminar content were excellent! He kept it interesting and encouraged class participation. Well worth three days of my time! "
Global Product Validation Manager
"The instructor provides an excellent understanding to the many aspects of vehicle dynamics."
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
"The seminar reinforced and increased my knowledge of vehicle dynamics. It also gave me a better understanding of how the entire chassis system works together."
Marco A. Bianchini
Senior Product Engineer
"A very detailed look at vehicle dynamics with the use of mathematical relationships to define vehicle performance and suspension design parameters."
Charles E. Stone
Account Manager-Suspension Systems
"A great overview of how all chassis components contribute to overall vehicle dynamics."
General Motors Corporation
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
John A. Peterson is the Technical Fellow for the Mobility business unit at Pratt Miller Engineering. Prior to Pratt Miller, John was a Technical Specialist (Vehicle Dynamics and Controls) at BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems where he developed control algorithms for active vehicle systems to influence vehicle handling and performance. While at Meritor, he worked as Controls Manager in the Mechatronics, Controls, and Software group. In these roles, John developed control algorithms from first principles, tested them in simulation on the desktop as well as in motion simulators, and validated them in-vehicle. In several instances, these algorithms have made it to serial production.
His educational background includes a B.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering from Brigham Young University, an MSc. in Body Structures and Vehicle Dynamics from Kettering University, and a MSc. in Dynamic Systems and Control from Oakland University.